Mexican Linguistics Including; Nauatl or Mexican in Aryan Phonology; The Primitive Aryans of America; A Mexican-Aryan Comparative Vocabulary; Morphology and the Mexican Verb; And, the Mexican Aryan Sibilants

Mexican Linguistics Including; Nauatl or Mexican in Aryan Phonology; The Primitive Aryans of America; A Mexican-Aryan Comparative Vocabulary; Morphology and the Mexican Verb; And, the Mexican Aryan Sibilants

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...quote the opening sentence of Chimalpahin's "Sixth Relation." To understand the date, an understanding of the Mexican calendar is necessary.' XIII Tochtli Xiuitl, 12.58 Aflo.s--Inic ualquizque in Xicco in Chichimeca in intlan Chalca in oncan catca XVIII xiuitl, in atenco oenca quipopouhtinenca, inic Chichimeca in tlein quichiuaya quimilhuiya Atempaneca. 1For calendar see Prescott, Conquest of Mexico. Vol. I. chap. i: Introduction to Chimalpahin's Annals, ed. Simeon; and Veytia, Calendarios Alezicanos. Pub. Museo Nacional de Mexico, 1907. Translation. XIII year rabbit, 1258 A. n.--Then the Chichimecs repaired to Xicco where had dwelt the Chalcas for eighteen years, occupying themselves with the art of divination (?) by the water side, for which reason the Chichimecs called them Atempaneca. The year 1258 A. D. is then Chimalpahin's first definite date in his very brief "Sixth Relation," as edited by Remi Simeon, though in his introduction to the "Seventh Relation" he begins with the confusion of tongues at the tower of Babel and dwells on the wickedness of Nimrod. This is merely a restatement of the biblical account; but recent discoveries make it probable that the Indians did possess reasonably definite knowledge of events which occurred thousands of years ago.' Cyrus Thomas, as stated in chap. xv, discussing the Maya inscriptions of Yucatan, alludes to dates about 4,000 years anterior to the date of the inscriptions, which he thinks may have been written not long before the Christian era, thus reaching back over 6,000 years. Mr. Thomas discredits these dates as wholly improbable, but at least they justify further investigation before they are summarily...show more

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